Episode 281: TV Themes Special 4

This is the 281st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The world is looking a bit scarier at the moment what with the panic surrounding COVID-19, so I hope you are all looking after yourselves. I thought that listeners could probably do with being cheered up a bit so this latest show is another TV Themes Special. I’ve done a few of these shows before (back in 2015, 2017 & 2018) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will be just as popular. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. We have a feature album of sorts, the 1987 compilation ‘The Best of BBC TV’s Themes’, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. I can’t promise the show will keep you well, but it might help you to feel better. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 52 minutes. Downloaded file is 101.8 MB.

1. Doctor Who, Series 11 Opening Titles (0:40) – Segun Akinola (Taken from the album ‘Doctor Who: Series 11’; see www.segunakinola.com, www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/0b242939-4cc6-471d-8924-a9ed43d4457a & www.facebook.com/segunakinolacomposer/)

2. The Gonk (3:42) – Herbert Chappell (Taken from the album ‘Top Dog (A Retrospective Of Classic TV & Radio Themes 1960-1982)’; see www.wisemusicclassical.com/composer/251/Herbert-Chappell/)

3. My Family And Other Animals (2:52) – Daryl Runswick (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see www.darylrunswick.net/)

4. The Last Plimsoll (4:32) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat; see www.stackridge.co.uk/)

5. Star Trek: Discovery (Main Title) (1:34) – Jeff Russo (Taken from the album ‘Star Trek: Discovery (Original Series Soundtrack)’; see jeffrusso.com/)

6. Twelve (2:23) – Venetian Snares (Taken from the ‘Infolepsy EP’; see venetiansnares.bandcamp.com/album/infolepsy-ep)

7. The Incredible Hulk (Main Title) (3:20) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

8. Miami Vice Theme (2:28) – Jan Hammer (Taken from the album Escape From Television’; see janhammer.com/home)

9. Soul Limbo (2:22) – Booker T & The MGs (Taken from the album ‘Soul Limbo’; see bookert.com/)

10. Adiemus (3:57) – Adiemus & Karl Jenkins (Taken from the album ‘Adiemus – Songs Of Sanctuary’; see www.karljenkins.com/)

11. Wild Cats Of Kilkenny (2:49) – The Pogues (Taken from the album ‘Rum Sodomy & The Lash’; see www.pogues.com/)

12. The Flumps Theme Tune (1:11) – Paul Reade (Single; see www.discogs.com/artist/475486-Paul-Reade)

13. Blake’s Seven (4:26) – Mark Ayres (based on the original composition by Dudley Simpson) (Taken from the album ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5943aeae-1abd-4fb4-82f7-88125d122b21 & watchingblakes7.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/dudley-simpson-and-a-bit-about-his-music-for-blakes-7/)

14. Uncle Feedle (2:00) – Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner (Taken from the album The Music From Bagpuss’; see bagpuss.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-from-bagpuss & www.sandrakerr.net/bagpuss.html & www.johnfaulkner.net/)

15. Classical Gas (3:31) – Mason Williams and Mannheim Steamroller (Taken from the album ‘Classical Gas’; www.masonwilliams-online.com/home.html & www.mannheimsteamroller.com)

16. Reflections 1 (3:24) – John Renbourn (Taken from the album ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine (The John Renbourn Anthology 1966-2005)’; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

17. Believe It or Not (3:15) – Joey Scarbury (Taken from the album ‘America’s Greatest Hero’; see www.songfacts.com/facts/joey-scarbury/believe-it-or-not)

18. Wo Ist Übergang (8:20) – Ben Frost (Taken from the album ‘DARK – Cycle 1 (Original Music From The Netflix Series)’; see benfrost.bandcamp.com)

19. Heavy Action (1:30) – TV Sounds Unlimited (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Television Soundtrack Library: British TV, Vol. 1’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Action)

20. Pinball Number Count (2:44) – The Pointer Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 3’; see www.facebook.com/The-Pointer-Sisters-Official-131523497289/, noteheads.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/pinball-number-count.pdf & www.sesamestreet.org)

21. The Liver Birds (3:09) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

22. Tomorrow’s World (2:59) Paul Hart (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see www.nyjo.org.uk/members/alumni/bass/paul-hart/)

23. Oxygène (Part IV) (4:13) Jean Michel Jarre (Taken from the album ‘Oxygène’; see jeanmicheljarre.com)

24. Jeeves And Wooster (1:15) Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘The World Of Jeeves And Wooster’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

25. Theme And Variations 1-4 (From Paganini’s Caprice in A Minor, No. 24) (3:05) Andrew Lloyd Webber & Julian Lloyd Webber (Taken from the album ‘Variations’; see www.andrewlloydwebber.com & www.julianlloydwebber.com/)

26. Crockett’s Theme (3:34) – Jan Hammer (Taken from the album Escape From Television’; see janhammer.com/home)

27. The Life And Times Of David Lloyd George (Chi Mai) (3:35) Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

28. Spider-Man Theme (5:08) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Next time, I’ll be back with a more ‘traditional’ show, containing lots of 2020 music, and the occasional nod to the past, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 279: The House That Jack Built

This is the 279th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Now that I’ve finished counting down my favourite albums of 2019, it’s finally time to start focusing a bit more on 2020 music, and there are lots of examples on this show. But we also feature a lot of pre-2020 music too, stretching from 1967 right up to 2019. There’s also a feature album this time, with three tracks from ‘Easy Winners’, the 1978 album by The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. As always you can expect a typically eclectic show. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 138.3 MB.

1. Boketto (5:00) – Une (Taken from the album ‘Lost’; see www.unemusic.com/ & www.monr.co.uk)

2. Blade Of Wind (5:47) – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Taken from the album ‘X – the Godless Void And Other Stories’; see www.trailofdead.com)

3. Damage (4:26) – David Sylvian & Robert Fripp (Taken from the album ‘Damage’; see www.davidsylvian.com/discography/albums/david_sylvian_robert_fripp_damage_reissue.html, www.davidsylvian.com/ & www.dgmlive.com/robert-fripp)

4. Fast Mystery (2:29) – Smooth Kiwi (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – smoothkiwi.bandcamp.com/track/fast-mystery; see also smoothkiwi.com/)

5. Tico Tico (4:06) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

6. Spring (Birds Delight) (4:35) – Karfagen (Taken from the album ‘Birds Of Passage’; see antonykalugin.bandcamp.com/album/birds-of-passage-high-res-24bit-48 & karfagenmusic.com/en/

7. Undying Eyes (5:51) – Julien (Taken from the album ‘L’appel de la forêt’; see juliengasc.bandcamp.com/album/lappel-de-la-for-t)

8. I Am The Wave (3:05) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

9. Promenading (2:33) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (B-side of the ‘Ark’ single, available to purchase on vinyl and digitally via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/ark & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/ark; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

You can see both Richard Wileman and Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor live at The Sunday Social at The Tuppenny, 55-58 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BD on Sunday 8th March from 4-6pm. Free entry. See thetuppenny.com/events/. And tickets are also now on sale for EppyFest 9, July 18 & 19th, where you can also see Richard Wileman perform. For more details and to buy tickets see www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest

10. She Is Hiding Behind the Shed (4:19) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-born-and-ever-bright & www.cardiacs.net/)

11. Baby (8:04) – Bobby McFerrin (Taken from the album VOCAbuLarieS’; see bobbymcferrin.com/)

12. Cheese and Ham (5:59) – Stackridge (Taken from the album A Victory for Common Sense’; see www.stackridge.co.uk/)

13. I: Voices in Winter / II: The Realms of the Divine (6:33) – Pure Reason Revolution (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Third’; see www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=446 & www.last.fm/music/Pure+Reason+Revolution)

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

14. Black Sam (4:05) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

15. Dark Passenger (4:42) – Gabriele Ragonesi (Taken from the EP ‘Dark Passenger’; see gabrieleragonesi.bandcamp.com/album/dark-passenger)

16. Under Atoll (7:14) – Made of Water (Taken from the EP ‘Hydrosphere’; see madeofwater.bandcamp.com/album/hydrosphere)

17. Cygnus X-1 (10:26) – Rush (Taken from the album ‘A Farewell To Kings’; see www.rush.com & www.facebook.com/rushtheband/)

18. Toss The Feathers (2:50) – The Corrs (Taken from the album ‘Forgiven, Not Forgotten’; see www.facebook.com/thecorrsofficial/)

19. Girl Swallows Nightingale (5:29) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

20. Zilch (1:06) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

21. Bathroom Dance (2:08) – Hildur Guðnadóttir (Taken from the album ‘Joker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hildurness.com)

22. Black Gulls Over The Headland (6:57) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel

23. The Old Man and the Table Saw (live) (10:17) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

24. Subject To Entropy (4:22) The Bloody Mallard (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/track/subject-to-entropy; see also www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

25. Blues March (2:20) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Next time, I’ll be back with another ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) – I’ll be bringing you more new 2020 music, plus I’ll be dipping back across the decades to provide you with a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 263: Best of 2018 – the best of the rest part 1

This is the 263rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following the last show, where I offered a review of some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far in 2019, this time around I’m actually going back in time as this is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, featuring some of the music that didn’t get featured in either my ‘EPs of 2018’ or in my ‘top 30 albums of 2018’ shows. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is sort of a feature country, with four tracks from different Japanese acts scattered throughout the playlist. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. Eskimo (7:23) – The Quill (Taken from the album ‘The Tower at Hunter’s Moon’; see thequillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-tower-at-hunters-moon & www.facebook.com/thequillmusic/)

3. Asylum (5:14) – GU-RU (Single available to buy via gu-ru.bandcamp.com/track/asylum; see also www.facebook.com/guruthree

4. Other Half Rule (4:34) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see  davidcrosby.com)

5. Superman (Movie) (4:52) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

6. Roho Ulio Toweka (5:11) – Kuunatic (Taken from the shared EP Roho Ulio Toweka // Ants // Worship; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/roho-ulio-toweka-ants-worshipwww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

7. Single File (5:10) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the album ‘Ghost City’; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-city & www.facebook.com/deltasleepband

8. Levhorm (9:11) – Koenji Hyakkei 高円寺百景 (Taken from the album ‘Dhorimviskha’; see koenjihyakkei.bandcamp.com/album/dhorimviskha & www.facebook.com/koenjihyakkei/)  

9. Social Candy (4:24) – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Single available to download via psychedelicporncrumpets.bandcamp.com/album/social-candy & also to be found on the album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’; see also www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/ & www.facebook.com/psychedelicprncrumpets/)

10. Lost For a Day (3:09) – Robin Kester (Taken from the EP ‘Peel the Skin’; see robinkester.bandcamp.com/album/peel-the-skin, www.robinkester.com/ & www.facebook.com/RobinKesterMusic)

11. Mad World (5:32) – Youngblood Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘Covers 1’; see  youngbloodbrassbandofficial.bandcamp.com/album/covers-1, www.youngbloodbrassband.com & www.facebook.com/youngbloodbrassband)

12. Smoke (Extended Edit) (7:14) – Galahad (Taken from the album ‘Seas Of Change’; see www.galahadonline.com, galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-changewww.facebook.com/room801/)

13. Majupose (4:02) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

14. Keys To The Kingdom (4:09) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Arms Open Wide’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/arms-open-wide, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/)

15. World In Action (2:43) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

16. 1967 (3:20) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see davidcrosby.com)

17. Can’t Work It Out (5:42) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album Plausible Cause’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/plausible-cause & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

18. Batman Theme (1989 Movie) (4:53) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

19. Bird (2:57) – A Formal Horse (Single available to buy via aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/track/bird; see also www.aformalhorse.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse)

20. Gatherings (6:41) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

21. White Sounds (5:25) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour & www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/)

22. The Lake (4:46) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

23. The Barefoot Chocolate Maker (5:47) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

24. If Planets Were Nearby (6:09) Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘L’appel du Vide′; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com)

25. Slow Movements (8:43) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the ‘Solar Divination’ EP; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/releases)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back next time with a show… I’m not quite sure what it will be like, but there probably won’t be a theme, it’ll just be me catching up with some recent releases and playing a few other odds and ends that take my fancy. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 247: Twas the Episode Before Christmas

This is the 247th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the last excellent show together. I’m also happy to be back to present this year’s festive edition of the show, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, the 1965 album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio so you’ll hear two tracks taken directly from that, plus one track directly inspired by music from the album. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2018, and some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure. All-in-all expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.3 MB.

1. The Testimony Of John (5:08) –  Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

2. December (3:55) – Humbird (Single available via humbird.bandcamp.com/track/december; see also www.facebook.com/humbirdhumbird/?ref=hl)

3. Snowflakes on Concrete (2:40) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Single available as a free download via thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/track/snowflakes-on-concrete; see also www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation

4. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (2:44) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

5. Winter Mountain (5:20) – Moonparticle (Taken from the album ‘Hurricane Esmeralda’; see moonparticle.bandcamp.com/album/hurricane-esmeralda, www.moonparticle.com/www.facebook.com/moonparticleband/)

6. Winter Bee (4:40) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. How A Rose (6:39) – Roomful of Teeth (Single available via roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/how-a-rose; see also www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

8. December Train (4:14) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Slope (2013 Deluxe Edition), Vol.1.’; see www.stevejansen.com/)

9. Frost and Furrow (3:25) – Julia Kent (Single available via music.juliakent.com/album/frost-and-furrow; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (6:42) – Robert Glasper & Doobie Powell (Single available as a free download via doobiepowell.bandcamp.com/track/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas; see also www.robertglasper.com/)

11. Skating (2:26) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

12. Veni Veni Emmanuel (3:22) – Beth Nielsen Chapman (Taken from the album ‘Hymns’; see bethnielsenchapman.com/product/hymns/)

13. There’s Someone on the Roof (Slaybell Mix) (3:38) – Pye Corner Audio (Single available via pyecorneraudio.bandcamp.com/track/theres-someone-on-the-roof-slaybell-mix; see also www.facebook.com/pyecorneraudio/ & pyecorneraudio.wordpress.com)

14. The Glaze of the Universe (3:30) – Testbild! (Single available via kalligrammofon.bandcamp.com/album/the-glaze-of-the-universe; see also www.facebook.com/Testbild-94350211151/)

15. Corpus Christi (5:46) – Rebsie Fairholm featuring Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Available to download for free via www.macjams.com/song/37404; see also  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

17. Morning Christmas (3:26) The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Christmas With The Beach Boys’; see www.thebeachboys.com & www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/)

18. Snow Bird (2:37) Chloe March (Single available via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/snow-bird; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

19. Oh Blimey It’s Christmas (2:57)  Frank Sidebottom (Taken from the EP ‘Oh Blimey It’s Christmas’; see www.franksworld.co.uk/ & franksidebottom.co.uk/)

20. Snowman (5:04) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘English Settlement’; see chalkhills.org/, www.ape.uk.net & www.last.fm/music/XTC)

21. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:31) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘That Fuzzy Feeling’; see lorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/that-fuzzy-feeling-loaf14, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

22. (Merry Xmas) Face The Future (4:08) – BEAK> (Single available via beak.bandcamp.com/album/merry-xmas-face-the-future; see www.beakmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/beakbristol/)

23. Snowfall (2:55) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Party’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

24. Christmas Time Is Here (4:09) Gramercy Brass (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Time Is Here’; see www.gramercybrass.org/index/)

25. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, and to all listeners. All the best for the winter solstice and for Christmas! Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’m going to be interviewing singer, songwriter & guitarist Marvin B. Naylor, so you’ll hear both music from and music chosen by Marvin, so I hope you’ll return for that.

Episode 243: TV Themes Special 3

This is the 243rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is another TV Themes Special. I’ve done a couple of these shows before (back in 2015 & then in 2017) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will round out a successful trilogy. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. There’s no feature album this time but rather a feature TV show, the 1968 children’s serial drama, ‘The Tyrant King’, which was notable for its use of a progressive music soundtrack, so you’ll hear three of the tracks that were used as part of that show’s soundtrack. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. (Theme From) The Monkees (2:21) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Monkees’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

3. Mission: Impossible (2:31) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Mission: Impossible And Other Thrilling Themes’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

4. Tank! (3:27) – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts (Taken from the compilation album ‘Cowboy Bebop Tank! The! Best!’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

5. Divertimento – 1. Prelude (2:00) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘The 20th Century Album’; see www.impulse-music.co.uk/leonardsalzedo/pjbe.org/about/)

6. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

7. Le Parc (3:21) – Tangerine Dream (Taken from the album ‘Le Parc’; see www.tangerinedream.org/www.facebook.com/TANGERINEDREAM.OFFICIAL/)

8. Guitar Man (2:56) – Elvis Presley (Taken from the album ‘From Nashville To Memphis – The Essential 60s Masters I’; see elvisthemusic.com)

9. Quantum Leap Main Title Theme (2:08) – Mike Post (Taken from the single ‘Scott Bakula Performs Somewhere In The Night’; see web.archive.org/web/20070813213339/http://arts.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/post-mike-biography)

10. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (Instrumental) (4:24) – David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see davidarnoldmusic.com/)

11. Lost In Space (Theme) (3:26) – Apollo 440 (Taken from the compilation album ‘Ultimate… Movies’; see www.apollo440.com/)

12. Out Of The Blue (6:14) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘Blue Moves’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

13. Bring Me Sunshine (1:52) – Morecambe & Wise (Taken from the album ‘EMI Comedy Classics’; www.morecambeandwise.com/

14. Astronomy Domine (4:13) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’; see  www.pinkfloyd.com/)

15. Run With Us (4:40) – Cygnets (Single available via cygnets.bandcamp.com/track/run-with-us-lisa-lougheed-cover; see also cygnetsngp.bandcamp.com/)

16. The Liberty Bell March (3:38) – Brass Band Riga (Taken from the compilation album ‘Classics on TV’; see www.montypython.com/)

17. Knight Rider Main Theme (1:20) Stu Phillips (Taken from the album ‘The Stu Phillips Scores: Knight Rider (Original Television Soundtrack)’; see www.stuwho.com/)

18. Theme From Starsky & Hutch (5:51) The James Taylor Quartet (Taken from the compilation album ‘Funk’; see www.jamestaylorquartet.co.uk/jtq/)

19. Gangsters (2:28)  Greenslade (Taken from the album ‘Time and Tide’; see www.temple-music.com/dave-greenslade/ & www.angelfire.com/music4/greenslade/index.html)

20. Penthouse Suite (1:58) – Syd Dale (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Sixties’; see radiosoundsfamiliar.com/syd-dale.php)

21. (Theme From) The Krypton Factor (0:53) – The Art Of Noise (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Inluence’; see www.theartofnoiseonline.com)

22. Light Flight (3:14) – Pentangle (Taken from the album ‘Basket of Light’; see www.pentangle.info/JMPentangle/HOME.html & www.facebook.com/Pentangle/)

23. Because Of You (3:13) – Dexys Midnight Runners/Kevin Rowland (Non-album single released in 1986 & available via assorted compilations; see www.dexysonline.com/)

24. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

25. The Persuaders (2:10) – The Prisoners (Taken from ‘The Prisoners’ EP; see theprisoners1.bandcamp.com/album/the-prisoners)

26. Birdman Of Alcatraz (4:14) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record′; see www.rwcc.com/ & www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/)

27. New Year’s Prayer (4:41) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk’; see jeffbuckley.com)

28. The Tripods (Main Theme) (2:55) – Ken Freeman (Taken from the album ‘The Tripods’; see www.topnote.co.uk/mainframe.htm plus the album is available digitally via Amazon & iTunes)

29. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (4:13) – Nina Persson and David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see www.facebook.com/ninaperssonofficial/ & davidarnoldmusic.com/)

30. Picture Box (2:57) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

31. Tarot (2:26)  Andrew Bown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Real Life Permanent Dreams: A Cornucopia of British Psychedelia 1965-1970’; see www.andybown.com/)

32. Stranger On The Shore (2:56)  Acker Bilk (Taken from the mix album Late Night Tales: Röyksopp’; see latenighttales.bandcamp.com/album/late-night-tales-r-yksopp)

33. Whatever Happened To You/The Sleepers in the Hill (5:20)  Soft Hearted Scientists (Taken from the album ‘Whatever Happened to the Soft Hearted Scientists’; see nathanhallandthesinisterlocals.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-happened-to-the-soft-hearted-scientists-3, www.softheartedscientists.com/ & www.facebook.com/SoftHeartedScientists)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. The show will return next time for another Halloween special, so be afraid, be very afraid…

Episode 223: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 1

This is the 223rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your main host begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2017. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.4 MB.

1. Stormy Weather (4:17) – Marvin B Naylor (Forthcoming single release, not currently available to buy; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 30-21) from here…

2. Changing My Mind (5:23) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

3. Here Comes The Band! (4:54) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

4. Anatomy Of The Heavens (4:48) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Solar Riviera (6:42) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

6. The Beast (6:25)Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

7. Solitary Way (3:45) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

8. Vanity (3:00) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

9. The End (5:14) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

10. Cloudy People (3:44) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

11. All On Display (5:40) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

12. Break Loose (3:59) – Miramode Orchestra feat. Mara von Ferne (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

13. Mice In Kindergarten (5:41) – Miramode Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

14. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

15. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. The Ebb c/w Solotron (10:36) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

17. Sickle Cell Orphan (6:28) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

18. Casio Vanguard (6:22) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

19. Interscape (5:47) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

20. Tzizimime (3:38) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

21. Woadscrivened (5:58) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. A happy New Year to one and all! Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be away for the second show of 2018 as his day job heats up but as per usual Daniel & Rebsie will be filling in so we hope you’ll be back to see what they come up with.

Episode 211: Wish You Were Here

This is the 211th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently occupied with preparations for EppyFest, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is the soundtrack from the 1967 TV series The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan, and there will be three tracks from a 3-CD soundtrack compilation from the series. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 51 minutes. Downloaded file is 101 MB.

1. Argizagi ederra (4:15) – Halzea (Taken from the album ‘Hontz Gaua’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=588)

2. Stay (3:35) – Ex Reverie (Available as a download single; see exreverie.bandcamp.com/music)

3. Winter is a Coloured Bird (8:01) – Comus (Taken from the album ‘Song to Comus’; see https://comusmusic.co.uk)

4. Main Titles – Full Version (3:33) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #3]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-3)

5. Prog Noir (5:39) – Stick Men (Taken from the album ‘Prog Noir’; see www.iapetus-media.com/stick-men)

6. The Nortihorticulturalist (3:25) – Tea & Symphony (Taken from the album ‘Jo Sago’; see www.discogs.com/artist/458852-Tea-Symphony)

7. Life Amongst the Black Sheep (5:30) – Peter Ulrich (Taken from the album ‘Pathways and Dawns’; see www.discogs.com/artist/141747-Peter-Ulrich)

8. Don’t Look Down Or Back (4:57) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘…And Then We Saw Land’; see www.tunng.co.uk)

9. Back to the Cottage (2:43) – Original TV Soundtrack (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1)

10. Heaven is Here (15:24) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album ‘Man & Myth’; see www.royharper.co.uk)

11. Fake Yer Death (4:06) – Orion Rigel Dommisse (Taken from the album ‘What I Want From You Is Sweet’; see orionrigeldommisse.bandcamp.com)

12. Gone With the Mouse (5:03) – Fuchsia (Taken from the album ‘Fuchsia’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2585)

13. Black is the Colour (5:51) – Dry Spells (Taken from the album ‘Too Soon for Flowers’; see https://dryspells.bandcamp.com)

14. Ashes (6:01) – :novemthree: (Taken from the album ‘From These Ashes’; https://novemthree.bandcamp.com)

15. EppyFest Mini promo (2:06); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets

16. Dreamy Party (2:06) – Original TV Soundtrack (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1)

17. May I? (3:24) – Kevin Ayers & The Whole World (Taken from the album ‘Shooting At the Moon’; see www.discogs.com/artist/45646-Kevin-Ayers)

18.Psyche I & Share Your Water (5:28) – These Trails (Taken from the album ‘These Trails’; see www.discogs.com/These-Trails-These-Trails/release/1904529)

19. Suurin (5:57) – L.E.A.F. (Taken from the album ‘LYS’; see www.leaf-music.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy should be back next time, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.